I truly have a love/hate relationship with shrinkage. I expect it and embrace it. I also get tired of it from time to time because I have MAJOR shrinkage with my hair type. Way more than my sister and my daughter. (sigh). It is what it is.
Despite that I know I’d rather deal with shrinkage than dealing with methods to fight it. Don’t have the time nor do I feel like dealing with all that. I love the wash and go. It’s my staple style that keeps me happy so when I came across this article on The Coil Review I just had to share.
First ask yourself, what is shrinkage? In a nutshell, it is our hairs natural response to moisture. It’s our hair reverting back to its natural state when it is wet. Without a doubt, moisture is the best thing for natural hair and water is the best moisturizer. As a result of shrinkage, our hair is much more versatile. Let’s take a moment and look at some of the benefits:
- Our hair retains more of its curl pattern
- It helps with shaping
- It makes the hair appear fuller
- Encourages moisture retention
So, while we want bigger and better curls, we really need to look at the benefits of shrinkage and all it truly has to offer.
So, how do you feel about it Naturals? Are you convinced? I do love the fullness I have with my shrinkage and I‘ve got really fine hair so this is one way for me to achieve it. Is showing your length everything to you? If so then shrinkage will be bothersome but if not then just appreciate all the wonderful things it actually does for our tresses.
Love and embrace our tresses Naturals,